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of unmanned drones to kill suspected terrorists. as we learn about a top-secret u.s. drone base overseas. >>> storm watch. millions bracing for a blizzard that could start tonight. snow amounts not seen in years. >>> and it was the biggest powerball prize since that $600 million megajackpot. overnight, someone became $200 million richer. >> clearly not us. >>> and fashion police ready to crack down at sunday's grammy awards. >>> and good thursday morning, everybody. they are the not-so-secret weapons of the war on terror. unmanned drones, dispatched to places not safe for u.s. troops. >> under the obama administration, their use has increased. but it's now under serious fire on capitol hill. here's abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: president obama's pick for cia director, john brennan, could face serious heat from members of the president's own party at his confirmation hearing this afternoon. democrats will likely demand answers about the use of unmanned drones to attack u.s. enemies overseas. brennan is the administration's point person on drones, the man who signs off on the kill lis
to show you takes the prize. they are the new record holders for the longest married couple here in the u.s.. john and anne better have been married for 80 years. oh. got hitched in 1932. but -- >> charlie. >> had an arranged marriage for her with another man. so the couple ran off and eloped. now they are shocked they hold the record. what was that -- what? >> no, am i wrong? you made it sound like oh! 80 years. >> 80 years. >> most people would find that blissful. >>> all right well mel gibson tried to figure it out but there's one simple list for guys of what women really want. >> we'll tell you when "good morning maryland" at 5:00 begins right now. >>> his weapons were legal but trespassing on a school was not. now police want to know what this guy was doing and how he got inside that building. >>> she's an inspiration to women who want to get into politics. today we remember the longest serving maryland delegate. >>> all right, super bowl champs, we know that. but what would you say the state of the ravens are today? we're going to hear from the men in charge on this thursday morning f
's doing. >> reporter: but why now? dorner was honorably discharged from the u.s. navy reserves just last friday after ten years service, including a tour in the persian gulf. was that the trigger for this killing spree? or evidence of careful planning? >> i have more questions than i do have answers at this point. >> reporter: if corner gets his apparent wish, if he is killed, we might never know the whole truth. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >>> and nick and david will be staying on this story throughout the night. but we move next here to the great blizzard gathering strength and poised to bear down on millions of american families across the northeast. experts say it could be the worst snowstorm in a century. our extreme weather team is on the storm front and abc's ginger zee is out where the storm is about to move in. ginger? >> reporter: diane, this may look like a mountain of snow, but it's not. this is 100,000 tons of salt that i'm standing on. i've got some right here in my hand. it is one of so many tools that millions of americans will use as we prepare for this major winte
of the country's biggest airlines are on the brink of merging this morning. american and u.s. airways. what that tie-up means for everyone who flies. >> yeah. look at the miles. >>> we do have other big news to share with you. are you all ready for this? it's our biggest mega "deals & steals" ever. all for you. a very big crowd. there it is. the first of many sirens here today. that, indicating, a flash deal. flash deal. >>> let's get right to the huge winter storm on track for the northeast. it's a combination of two systems coming out of the midwest and the south. am i doing good, sam? >> you're going well. >> that's better grammar. it will be packing a lot of snow. and a lot of people want to know how much. >> let's show you what it looks like in wisconsin. this was the northern line that amy was describing. this is light snow and ice covering the roads. this storm, when it gets to the northeast, will be much worse than you're see right now. it's two storm systems combining. already, the weather watches and warnings are out right now. it's 12 hours away from big snow. we will get big sno
for the u.s. neurologists predict the number of alzheimer's patients is expected to triple by the year 2050. that's when as many as 14 million patients may need care for the disease. the startling projection follows a study of patient records, as well as census numbers. >> doctors are warning parents about a strain of whooping cough. the new england journal"the new medicine" reports it's caused by a vaccine resistant strain. it's the worst outbreak of its kind in 60 years. >>> and what will be the story of the weekend. a powerful blizzard is zeroing in on the northeast, threatening to bring fierce winds and up to two feet of snow. the nor'easter expected to be the worst in years, is moving in from the gulf coast and the great lakes. snow is coming down this morning in chicago. but by tomorrow night, this storm will be unleashing heavy snow on boston and coastal new england. and that storm, as you know, could make a mess out of travel, even before the first flakes fall. some airlines announced plans to relax rebooking rules so passengers can change flights without having to pay the standard
a clinical trial in sweden for the shocking new weight loss device that's now being tested in the u.s. the feeding tube in reverse basically pumps a third of the food you've eaten right out of your stomach, about 20 minutes after every meal, so fewer calories are absorbed. in six months, lotta has lost 76 pounds. >> it's a big help. and a boost. >> reporter: but we have to warn you, how it works may be hard for some to stomach. >> in this procedure, a tube is placed into the stomach and food is drained out of the stomach once the food is eaten. >> reporter: so like 20 minutes after, right? >> yes, 20 minutes after someone eats, about 1/3 of the food is drained out. and as a result, it appears as though people feel full. they wind up eating less food. >> reporter: dr. lewis zironi says that although device is still in early testing, it seems to have long-lasting effects. >> if we look at the pilot studies, the average weight loss was about 20% of total body weight. that's equivalent to lap-band surgery. >> reporter: mind you, the lap-band surgery squeezes the stomach with a silicone ba
committee today about the deadly attack on a u.s. consulate in libya last year. four americans including u.s. ambassador chris stevens died. >>> we're expecting to get an update today on the investigation into boeing 787 dreamliners. the planes have been grounded in the united states and japan because of multiple technical problems including faulty batteries. >>> lawyers for the man convicted of killing chandra levy in 2001 are petitionings for a new trial today. they say one of the prosecution's key witnesses may no longer be considered credible. ingmar was sentenced to 60 years from prison for levy's murder. >>> faces cia director john brennan. he will likely be asked about the leaks of private information. >>> mathers of faith will be discussed in d.c.. the event will provide a venue for president barack obama to deliver his first remarks about america's religious community. >>> well, someone is waking up a lot richer than they were before they went to bed. the powerball numbers were drawn last night. for a jackpot of $270 million. before taxes. we know those winning numbers came out of v
not on saturdays, in august the u.s. post office will no longer cards and letter on saturday. you can still get the mail order prescriptions and express mail and of course packages. it's part of the plan to save the cash-strapped postal service $2 billion. after it posted a $16 billion loss last year. some customers are not surprised. >> i do believe it's fine for me. i don't do business on the weekends. >> since 2008 we've seen a steady decline in the use of first-class mail. people pay their bills online. it's simple. it's easy, it's free. you cannot be free. >> the mail will still be delivered to p.o. boxes monday through saturday and you will still be able to mail things at post offices that have saturday hours. >>> well, they laced up the running shoes and tackled more than 1500 steps. that's what more than 1600 people did last night in new york. they took part in the annual empire state building run up. they climbed up 86 flights of stairs from the lobby to the observation deck. it helped raise money for local charities there in the big apple. >>> when there's a lot of snow make some artw
. tonight our two u.s. senators say federal help is on the way. the department of housing and urban development will be 8.6 million dollars in grant money to help the shore. the moneywill likely be used to fix damaged homes, roads and bridges it looks like we'll have to wait to find out what the boy scouts of america will do about the policy to exclude gay people. the decision was supposed to be made this week, instead they say that the complexity of the issue is causing a delay. >> we may not have gone over the fiscal cliff however the government is still looking at the possibility of major cuts. some agencies are letting employees know there could be cuts across the board. thedepartment of transportation sent out a letter explaining those impacted would get at least one month's notice. abc2news is working for you tonight trying to explain what could happen to our military if congress doesn't act by march first. eight hundred americans could be furloughed for twenty-two days. there could be cuts in training and naval operations would slink whic zing. this is a real complicated an
in the -- fair shake in the u.s. >> every time somebody -- some wacko goes on a shooting spree, the top leaders of our country decide it's time to take guns away from everybody who didn't do it. and i personally think you need to stand up and say something about that. >> young's plan was initially to offer discount for a day but says the response so far has been great and he's going to keep it up. >>> under the right circumstances a simple fire can turn into a blow torch. atf agents are right now studying the phenomenon and it burned a middle river girl last winter. abc2 news investigators were allowed the watch atf engineers recreate a fire. >> here we recreated the science basically behind this. >> exactly. so we documented it using high speed cameras, thermal imaging cameras and we look at it from a scientific basis to understand exactly what's happening. with no information out there we had to do the tests ourselves. >> you can sew what engineers told abc2 news investigator and hear from the teenager about the last thing she saw before she was burned on 30% of her body. that story is airing
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